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In America
August 11, 2017 12:50 pm gmt |
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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said that he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against “imperialist aggression.” Speaking to a new, all-powerful loyalist assembly he saw installed through elections last month, Maduro sai...
In World
August 5, 2017 7:31 am gmt |
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Venezuelan law enforcers on Friday dispersed anti-National Constituent Assembly protesters of several hundred who took to Caracas streets with home-made Molotov cocktails. The South American country held the National Constituent Assembly election on July 30, when over 8 million of the 19 million regi...
In World
July 21, 2017 8:20 am gmt |
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Tensions spilled over in the streets of Venezuela on Thursday (July 20) during a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. In the capital Caracas, police fired tear ...
In Latest Stories
April 9, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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Clashes erupted in the streets of Caracas on Saturday (April 8) as protesters marched following a government ban of a top opposition leader from office. The ban, which would bar opposition leader Henrique Capriles from holding public office for 15 years, breathed life into a fractured opposition move...
In World
July 11, 2016 7:39 am gmt |
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Thousands of residents of Venezuela, where a severe economic crisis has caused unprecedented shortages of basic goods, crossed the border on yesterday (Sunday) to neighbouring Colombia to buy food and medicine, taking advantage of a temporary border opening. Although Venezuelan President Nicolas Madu...
In World
May 3, 2016 4:35 am gmt |
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Venezuela put its clocks forward 30 minutes on Sunday (May 01) as part of a national drive to save energy in the crisis-hit South American OPEC country. Drought has reduced water levels at Venezuela’s main dam and hydroelectric plant in Guri to near-critical levels. The dam provides for about t...
In World
March 19, 2016 5:32 am gmt |
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Cuba honoured Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with its highest state honour on Friday (March 18) in an act of defiance two days before U.S. President Barack Obama is due for a historic visit to Havana. Maduro travelled to the Cuban capital with his Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez for talks to bo...
In World
February 3, 2016 9:44 am gmt |
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A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported in the US. A patient infected in Dallas, Texas, is likely to have been infected by sexual contact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said. The person had not travelled to infected areas but their p...
In World
December 7, 2015 7:17 am gmt |
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Venezuela’s opposition won control of the legislature from the ruling Socialists for the first time in 16 years on Sunday (December 6), giving them a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro. Election board head Tibisay Lucena said the opposition Democratic Unity coalition won...
In Latest Stories
October 30, 2015 4:13 am gmt |
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An engine on a passenger jet bound for Caracas, Venezuela, burst into flames while taxiing for takeoff at a Florida airport on Thursday, forcing frightened passengers to exit the plane using inflatable emergency slides. Fifteen people were injured, one seriously, as 101 passengers and crew evacuated ...
In America
August 1, 2015 6:31 am gmt |
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11 Colombian military personnel killed yesterday (Friday) while their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board.  The burned hulk of the plane was found near the town of Codazzi, about 600 kilometres northeast of Bogota near the border ...
In Latest Stories
July 9, 2015 5:41 am gmt |
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says the UN had failed to protect the lives of Tamils in Sri Lanka in 2009. Al Hussein made the comment via a video link to the United Nations Security Council, when it met to discuss the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The UN High Com...
In Football
June 3, 2015 4:53 am gmt |
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Brazil were back on the practice pitch for the second time on Tuesday (May 2) as they prepare for the Copa America 2015 in Chile. Brazil will play two friendlies in preparation of the South American championship, the first against Mexico on June 7 and another against Honduras on June 10. Brazil’...